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FOX Business
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm EST
fiscal cliff. congress will not. the negotiations continue into tomorrow. let's bring in a congressman who will be critical to the process. republican of wisconsin, a member of the house budget committee. welcome back to the show. great to see you here. first, breaking news detail i want to get your reaction to. we just heard the vice-president will meet with senate democrats tonight. what do you think that's about? >> i'm not exactly sure. unless they're having some type of problem with the spending side of the equation, i never have reached some type of agreement on taxes, but i know that makes mcconnell was working with vice-president biden on the spending side. and so there may be some person that has to go on the senate democrats to get the bill passed gerri: arm-twisting everywhere. let's talk about this potential deal as it has been outlined to us. we would have tax hikes on folks with incomes above 400,000 if your single, above water and 50,000 if you're a couple. permanent patch to anc, the alternative minimum tax. estate tax also. 40 percent for states with 5 mill
FOX Business
Dec 28, 2012 9:00pm EST
, everybody, president obama calling on congress just moments ago askng to avoid the fiscal cliff. he said he is moderately optimistic that a deal could be done by december 31. congressional leaders are working on crafting a bill. certainly no grand bargain here that would improve entitlements. if they can't get a deal, the president has told harry reid to put the white house proposals up for an up or down vote. the details just keep on coming out. with us now are two guests. first, we are going to go rich edson. he is here with the very latest. tell us what you made of the president's comments. he was very direct. reporter: he was. and now heasses on to the senate. senate majity leader harry reid, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. they are trying to come up with something that can pass the house and the senate. the president laid out a proposal earlier this evening. at the beginning of this meeting. $250,000 per year. that income would be shielded from tax increases, and now he wants an extension of unemployment insurance. that is something that essentially a nontarter in a rep
FOX Business
Dec 29, 2012 5:00am EST
described as a stopgap proposal, one to avoid the full impact of the fiscal cliff. it will allow congress to again take another crack at finding some way to deal with spending cuts and tax reform. gerri: stay with us, rich edson. thank you so much for that report. turning now to our guests. it's up to harry reid and mitch mcconnell, the two leaders in the senate. trying to craft something. how likely is it that there would be a bill that passed the senate and house? after all, that is the problem we have had a long. >> well, first, we have not seen any details of this package. we are talking completely off-the-cuff, but we know will not be at 250. i think carrie reed has problems from new york like dianne feinstein of california, and 250 will be a big pill to swallow. this is a fiscal cliff that we can have 50 days, 60 days down the road. it does not fix the problem if you will have these taxes on $250,000 and above. as rich edson said, this is going to be another deadline in congress has to have. i think everyone needs to get comfortable with the fact that we are going to have these kinds o
FOX Business
Dec 30, 2012 10:00pm EST
the end of the show. still ahead night, it's not just the fiscal cliff mess that congress has left undone. there is a whole lot of other work that our lawmakers should have done this year but did not. i will tell you all about it. and we will be right back the capital one cash rewards card gis you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone...but her likes 50% more cash. but i'm upping my game. do you want a candy cane? yes! do you want the puppy? yes! do you want a tricycle? yes! do you want 50 percent more cash? no! ♪ festive. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on every purchase plus a 50% annual bonus on the cash you earn. it's the card for people who ke more cash. what's in your wallet? gerri: president obama calling on congress to act to avoid the fiscal cliff. the president said he is optimistic. modestly optimistic, that is, that a deal can be done. here is the president. >> i still want to get this done. it's the right thing to do for our famies and our businesses d for our entire economy. but for immediate
FOX Business
Dec 31, 2012 4:00pm EST
the fiscal cliff but congress still has to vote on it before this goes into efence. -- effect, let's bring in our panel of congressman with expertise on this. mick mulvaney of south carolina, tim huelskamp kansas and dennis cue cues ohio. you've been leaving congress. you've been term-limited by voters. i know you're general in favor of what you would call a more fair tax system. the top 3%, everybody earning $250,000 or more, pay about 60% of all the federal income taxes that are paid. 3% say, 60%. how much more do you think they should pay before it is fair? >> well, the choices we've been given aren't the best choices, i will tell you that. we ought to be creating more taxpayers. we ought to be talking about jobs. david: i agree. bingo. >> how is it that we've avoided this discussion? all we're talking about is getting more money of people working right now. so, you know, there has to be some kind of a cuttoff about preserving the current tax cuts. i opposed the bush tax cuts because i thought most of the benefits were accelerated to top. we need a more fair tax system. you know w
FOX Business
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
always about money adam: had enough of the fiscal cliff yet? before we go there, let's take a look at the day's market headlines a whipsaw for the session for the markets on their last trading day of the year. signs congress was taking major steps toward a fiscal cliff agreement. the dow closed near session highs, climbing 166 points the dow gained 7.3% for the year. now that sent the fear index or the vix into a tailspin. it nosedived 20% as fiscal cliff optimism swept over investors. it had been up almost 30% since july. today's dive is the vix's steepest fall since august 2011. and the fiscal cliff tug-of-war september gold prices p by about 20 bucks an ounce, settling at $1675 for the year. gold prices rose 7% but, that is their smallest yearly gain in four years. >>> we can't avoid it, the top story. fiscal cliff armageddon. no escaping it. the no escaping it. the country waits for action which could come tonight with a vote in the senate, but nothing, nothing has been scheduled and the house won't be able to act until later this week. joining me now is democratic congressman jason altmire from pennsylvania. sir, we appreciate you being here. i appreciate you will be leaving congress. you will not be abl
FOX Business
Jan 1, 2013 12:00am EST
reason the fiscal cliff exists we pushed until the end of the year this harmonic convergence of tax increases and spending cuts that are unpalatable to force action. otherwise congress would never get it done. that is speaker boehner's leverage with the debt ceiling. so i think we could do a lot better wh the type of people that we're electing to congress, moving away from the extremes and bringing more centrists who can work together. could give you a long speech about that when you combine those two things, you don't get a great work product. adam: congressman jason altmire, you mentioned harmonic convergence that happens in south florida. you're going to blue cross-blue shield up in tallahassee. you won't get that there. all the best to you, sir. congratulations on your service in congress. wish awe happy new year. >> happy new year, thank you. adam: so we'll get the republican take from senator john barrasso just a lit later in the program. he is kook discussing right now with other members of the republican caucus in the senate. they're talking about all of this. viously the final physical cliff deal affects everybody, every aspect of our money, the markets, the econ
FOX Business
Dec 27, 2012 6:00pm EST
trying to fix it. we have some great ideas to fix the fiscal cliff blues. try flying first class and don't pay for it. welcome to "the willis report." hello, everybody. i am gerri willis. tonight congress is pushing america up a fiscal cliff of its own making. president obama and the senate back in washington today trying to get some kind of a deal done, that is what they say, but nothing will likely come in time. harry reid spent the day moaning about how bad of a speaker john boehner is good the house is set to return sunday afternoon just one day before the end of the year. nearly 90% of americans will be hit with $500 billion in tax hikes and spending cuts. as we head off a cliff, what can you and your family expect come january 2? president of the american action reform joins me now. so, windows narrowing, what can we expect from here? >> if we literally go on autopilot and they fail to change course, i am worried about the economy. some sharp equity market attractions, consumer confidence has already begun, lots and lots of notices sent out, layoffs scaring people to death. this is not a good news story for anybody looking for a job. gerri: the clock keeps on taking. the cover of "t
FOX Business
Dec 24, 2012 10:00am EST
headed towards the fiscal cliff and if congress doesn't act soon the the u.s. economy could take a nosedive right off it. all this have comes as capitol hill, could a value-added tax be in the pipeline? are we slowly turning to europe. david, good to see you. and we already see us moving in terms of spending to the european model. will we move in terms of tax policy to the european model, specifically to a value-added tax like they have in most of europe? >> personally i think we should. >> on top of what we have, on top of an income tax. >> we need to cut back and what i would cut back is replacement for the medicare tax, but also, corporate tax rates should be part of the deal, too. >> what frightened milton friedman the value added tax. there's no way it would replace it, it would always be tacked on top of other tacks and look at the history and that tends to be the way we go. >> although when the europeans brought it in they did cut the other taxes. >> that didn't last long and we've seen them come up recently. >> and it's going to continue because they've got budget problems.
FOX Business
Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
fiscal cliff cousin to affect. tom: we can litigate and go back over who caused what. but i look at congress as being responsible for all of the spending, all the rules, all the laws, all of the real estate lending, all that. there the ones to set the rules. i mean, we did this. we elected this same crowd. the senate still has harry reid, the democrat, the house has john painter, the president is still the president. why she we expect anything to change. >> i don't expect anything to change. the reality is you have the same people. there very blunt, competent, dishonest, lying to the american public for a long time, promising things they know they cannot deliver. our children, grandchildren will pay the price. maybe sooner, but the bottom line is you are dealing with people who care about themselves to maintaining power. >> i think they care about the 1%. they increase the taxes on those made for under thousand and above, less than 1%. and the republicans are holding the country hostage. they rejected that. tom: will that tax solve the deficit spending? >> it will if you include 2%, 250,000 for
FOX Business
Dec 23, 2012 8:00pm EST
the fiscal cliff. president obama headed to value within actually minutes, and members of congress have also gone home for chrrstmas vacation already. in a news conference today, speaker boehner admitted negotiations with the president have, indeed, been difficult. >> until the president on monday, these are my bottom lines. the president told me that his numbs, $1 trillion in new revenues, 850 billion in spending cuts was his bottom-line. he could not go any further. lou: and he didn't. the plan be option collapsing last night when he failed to get republican support to raise taxes on only those making more than a million dollars a year. over in the senate majority leader harry reid pounced on the very public embarrassing defeat. >> we knew the so-called plan b was no plan at all. it could not pass the senate. it turns out, it could not pass the house either. it is too bad speaker boehner wasted a week in his political stunt. lou: if there is no agreement, taxes will go up on all american taxpayers and hundreds of billions of dollars in automatic government spending cuts will kick in.
FOX Business
Dec 26, 2012 6:00pm EST
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FOX Business
Dec 26, 2012 4:00pm EST
congress is all focused on the fiscal cliff, will there be any negotiations before the december 31 deadline on the debt ceiling number or will they table that and let treasury deal with it until they have to? >> the white house would like there to be one global deal that includes the debt ceiling but republicans are hearing nothing of that. the president proposed let's get rid of actually having firm vote on raising the debt ceiling, let's reduce a simpler system because of it rattles the market too much but republicans are saying they want to hold the debt ceiling in reserve in the negotiations because if you can't get a deal on taxes or prove some legislation december 31 raising tax increases, they want to use the debt ceiling to force negotiations on spending cuts going forward, david. david: tim geithner is on his own until the first of the year. >> yes. david: appreciate it. shibani: a look at the s&p futures including going back to the cme group. mark. >> looks like we gave away another $1.50 after close. i cannot imagine a good reason to carry a long position overnight. ther
FOX Business
Dec 26, 2012 9:00pm EST
. this year. i could use a ranch house. that would be nice. coming up, forget the fiscal cliff. a slew of new taxes coming your way in less than week. something congress and the president talked about years ago. i will break it down ask. so, this board gives me rates for progressive direct and other car insurance companies? yes. but you're progressive, and they're them. yes. but they're here. yes. are you...? there? yes. no. are you them? i'm me. but those rates are for... them. so them are here. yes! you want to run through it again? no, m good. you got it? yes. rates for us and them -- now that's progressive. call or click today. gerri: it will be a new year pretty soon. we will get new taxes. not just for wealthy americans either. millions of americans will face obamacare tax hikes in 2013. especially the middle class. it will likely affect the way you receive care in the way you buy health care. care to explain is doctor mitchell brooks. doctor, welcome back to the show. it's always good to have you here. you say that it's really a three card monte. that is what the american public is getting the obamacare. what do you mean? >> there are so many hidde
FOX Business
Dec 24, 2012 11:00am EST
fiscal cliff. dagen: with the president and congress on a christmas break, will they miss their year end deadline? peter barnes? peter: just got a note from one of the speaker's spokes people he said the speaker and the president have not spoken since that phone call on friday. all eyes are now on the senate when it returns on thursday to try to get a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. this past friday before the president left for his family vacation in hawaii, he proposed a limited measure to avoid all of the cliff when speaker boehner scuttled his plan b, the president wants to extend the bush tax cuts now for the middle class and try to avoid some of these deep spending cuts on january 1st. a white house spokesperson says today that staff discussions continue between the administration and the hill. in july you may recall the senate democrats passed an extension of the middle class tax cuts if r a year at a -- for a year at a cost of 157 billion. that bill also patched the alternative minimum tax for 2012 for 92 billion, but it went nowhere after that. senate republican leader mccon
FOX Business
Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm EST
you. tom: coming up, forget the fiscal cliff. you are also facing the dairy cliff. yes. if congress does not move fast, you're going to get note that the supermarket, and you're going to pay a lot more for that milk and cheese . hurricanes and the victims need help. washington is using the storm to pay for things like alaskan fisheries and new cars for bureaucrats. this one is going to drive you nuts. ♪ this is $100,000. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if yr bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. your money needs an ally. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husbandnd i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. we've got a lot of empty cans. i need you. i feel so alone. but you're not alone. i knew you'd come. like i could stay away. you know i can't do this
FOX Business
Dec 27, 2012 9:20am EST
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FOX Business
Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
, forget the fiscal cliff. you are also facing the dairy cliff. yes. if congress does not move fast, you're going to get note that the supermarket, and you're going to pay a lot more for that milk and cheese . hurricanes and the victims need help. washington is using the storm to pay for things like alaskan fisheries and newcars for bureaucrats. this one is going to drive you nuts. ♪ ♪ tom: the senate just passing the $60 billion hurricane s&p relief bill in the last hour. now heads to the houseor a possible weekend vote. the senate passing is good news for the victims of sandy, but the bill is also packed with projects that have nothing to do with the storm, like a new roof for the smithsonian museum. i'm sure there would like a new roof, but this is supposed to be for hurricane victims. millions for tree plantings and towns which sandy did not even pass, let alone damaged. my next guest says that is why they should have voted against it. american majority action spokesman, i just saw your tweet. you're talking about, what was it, $200 million for alaskan fisheries. you said, w
FOX Business
Dec 28, 2012 11:00am EST
leaders invisitted to the white house last month on the fiscal cliff, and based on your meeting, drew, does the president understand the damage being done to business and the country already just because of the lack of action? >> i think the president and the congress are right now not serving the people in the best fashion. we need the fiscal cliff resolved right away. this uncertainty causes great harm to the country, and we need very aggressive plans to reformulate our budget so that we don't have to have this uncertainty hanging over us so freakedly. you know, right now, american factories have a 20% price differential with competitors all through the the world. we need our system to be more competitive so we can grow. if we raise taxes on the job creators, on the factory owners, what happens is we'll be less competitive. the 20% will grow. we'll have less factories built here in america. it's very important that washington starts working out deals right away so that the fiscal cliff can be history, and we can focus on building factories, higher people, growing. dagen: well, they are not listening to you, drew. i hate to break it to you. in the interim, your company makes wire baskets and does sheet metal fabrication. based on what you see, how muc
FOX Business
Dec 24, 2012 7:00pm EST
fiscal cliff. joining us tonight, governor jo mike huckabee. , the dumbest spyr had. >> not a good week for spies. dra you add to the the drama with general allan and this ever expanding scandal. it is tragic.heir it is tragic for their families, tragic for all the people who serve with them. tragic for america. lou: and the part that you said where it is tragic foru: us us. in our various institutions, since there are no consequences. sitting in an aircraft, we have a pretty strong light, and this actually the architect and the guy who presided over the largest conflict in american history, a conflict we have not won. >> to his credit, we have to give general petraeus credit. he is paid a price, nobody comes a general without slipping up to the top. i have extraordinary respect for these folks. lou: you say these folks. no one respects for supports more or military than i do. if you will, i will not indulge the plural. i'm talking about a man who sent the cia down the gutter. >> i will not defend what he did, you can't. lou: why don't we try to get to what is going on. why are we putti
FOX Business
Dec 24, 2012 9:00pm EST
this stuff. to do i think anybody in congress can agree on is to get a sound bite about the fiscal cliff. gerri: we agree to disagree, am i right? >> would definitely agree torand disagree. gerri: thank you for coming on. when we come back, the results of the study showing waste, fraud and abuse in the nation's skies. and ibm getting flack from making major changes to the retirement program that what cost to employees? could your employer playast one on you too? - hi, i'm halle berry, and as a new mom, i can tell you that childhood is a magical time. but for children with diabetes, life is not quite so carefree. the barbara davis center for childhood diabetes is fighting hard to find a cure. know the signs: irritability, excessive urination, weight loss. if you have any of these signs, please call your doctor. early detection can save your life. give to save lives and reach for the cure. call now or log on to childrensdiabetesfoundation.org. ♪ gerri: there is th sto gerri: there is a story there is not getting a lot of attention today that you need to hear about, particularly if
FOX Business
Dec 23, 2012 11:00pm EST
live report . the fiscal cliff fallback plan fails. mr. president of europe. it's your turn to lead. >> the president and congress take action, tax rates will go up on every american taxpayer and devastating defense cuts will go into effect in ten days. how we get their god only knows. lou: chief economist joining us with perspectives on what is next for the markets, the economy, and the country. ♪ lou: ten days until the fiscal clef. that's right. still counting. the market sell-off today on no solution and moody's chief economist and bedford of adviser and chairman ceo harvey eisen will join us in moments to make all of this rational and understandable. first, and the "moneyline," investors expressed disappointment in the republican failure to pass plan be by selling stocks of around the world. certainly adding to the drama today, a day in which four kinds of options expire, and that is expected a quadruple preaching day, plunging on the open, fighting its way back, ending with a loss of 121 points. that sounds lousy, but it is better than it had been. the s&p down just over13, nasdaq a little more than 29 points
FOX Business
Dec 31, 2012 11:00am EST
has been involved off and on in the fiscal cliff discussions and talks. you keep hearing the word retroactive. because shockingly enough, if congress can't figure something out today, who would think that what happened. that would mean that this will get pushed down to later in the weekend it would come back. congress kicks in, things become retroactive. this is d.c. don't they have the power computer, to go home and come back and figure this out? >> they do. there are two approaches going forward from today. one is maybe have a framework today and pass it next week. then teams the tax code retroactively. the the thing they can do as the treasury secretary, tell the irs to continue to withhold for most people at 2012 withholding raids, the 2012 tables. that is with the apparel industry has advised its companies to do, continue to hold the 2012 withholding rates. again, we're going to get some clarity on this sometime later today. as soon as we do will get on the air. cheryl: we certainly needed. many americans are wondering what to do with this last day of trading. thank you very much, live at the white house. we will come back to you. w
FOX Business
Dec 24, 2012 2:00pm EST
straight. we are bracing ourselves to go off the fiscal cliff. plus, the fda gives a green light to genetically modified fish that could soon be in your local grocery store. you will have no idea that you are even buying one. we will explain that. more "money" coming up. ♪ ally bank. why they have a raise your rate cd. tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics, and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in two years? no. if he can't, no one can. that's why ally h a raise your rate cd. ally bank. your money needs an ally. pick your [bleep] up. you're not [bleep] sittin' here. yes, i am. [laughter] move. move. [laughter/indistinct chatter] bully: give it to him hard. no, no, no, oww. announcer: every day, kids witness bullying... boy: why are you stabbing me with it? no! announcer: they want to help, but don't know how. no! oww. ohh, you guys... announcer: teach your kids how to be more than a bystander. visit stopbullying.gov. melissa: bin image wage hikes starting january 1. trying to push throug
FOX Business
Dec 31, 2012 7:00pm EST
session of congress. they areon the ones who haveto steer us away from the fiscal cliff. joining us tonight, governor jo mike when some people struggle with their mortgage payments, they become frozen, petrified. not knowing what to do, they do nothing, but the people who do something, the people who take action, are far more likely to get the most positive outcome. making home affordable is a free government program. call now to talk one on one with a housing expert about the options that are right for you. reahelp, real answers right now. >> thank you. glad to be year. lou: congratulations on the new book. >> at tweeted something other than politics for a while. i'm sick of it. what we have? this same -- it's like the song by the who. meet the new boston the same as the old boss. lou: kaj cling to those politics so desperately i want to go to our first reaction, the fact that the viejo is supposed to be the smartest man the military when he was there turns out to be headed the cia the dumbest by we ever had., the mbes >> not a good week. when you add to the drama with general alla
FOX Business
Dec 31, 2012 10:00pm EST
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FOX Business
Dec 24, 2012 10:00pm EST
from the fiscal cliff. joining us tonight, governor jo jo mike [beep] [indistinct chatter] [kids talking at once] [speaking foreign language [heart beating] [heartbeat continues] [faint singing] [heartbeat, music playing louder] ♪ i'm feeling better since you know me ♪ ♪ i was a lonely soul, but that's the old me... ♪ announcer: this song was created with heartbeats of children in need. find out how it cahelp frontline health workers bring hope to millions of children at everybeatmatters.org. lou: burst onto your reaction to the fact that the guy is supposed to be the smartest guy in the military. it turns out to be a mess.dd to the ot a good week for spies. it turns to be something out of mad magazine. when you add to general allen tr and the ever expanding scandal,e it is tragic.. it is tragic for the families,lo it is tragic all of the peoplert who served with him. america..ic for lou: mccarthy in our various institutions, since there are no consequences. ,itting in an aircraft lou: it seems like there are no consequences. this guy has been credited withe so much. the
FOX Business
Dec 25, 2012 12:00am EST
. we are bracing ourselves to go off the fiscal cliff. plus, the fda gives green light to genetically modified fish that could soon be in your local grocery store. you will have no idea that you are even buying one. we will explain that. more "money" coming up. ♪ melissa: bin image wage hikes starting january 1. trying to push through increases in the new year. some say they can have a downside for already struggling local economies. joining me is jonathan hoenig. >> merry christmas. melissa: you sort of gift wrap yourself. are you wearing clothes underneath their? back. >> it does hurt the economy. it is based on supply and demand. melissa: everything you are saying makes so much sense. it is really hard to take what you are saying serious. did you catch a cab? [ laughter ] let's try to talk about this anyway. some people make the argument that if you pay workers more, they will spend more and that will fuel the economy. do you buy that back that is essentially cash for clunkers. it is that failed notion that if you give people more money to spend, that will create more. we need mo
FOX Business
Dec 27, 2012 3:00pm EST
been over this fiscal cliff. kudos on fox business for the headline of story coming out of washington congress will meet on sunday this coming weekend that. is definitely took us off our low. we had a major rally on that. 10 handles on the s.o.p.s we watched down here. it was a painful trade there for a couple of hours. ashley: ben, very quickly up until now the market hasn't really reacted to the fiscal cliff but seems today it really sort of kicked in. did the market get it wrong up to this point? >> the fear is we may have got it wrong. market as i've been saying for a while believes in fact we will have a resolution so we will not go over the cliff. the recent commentary maybe has been there will be a patch so we'll get it done by early january. the comments by mr. reid today. the ball was thrown into his court by mr. boehner who failed with his party, the expectation was mr. reid would have something positive to say the tape sent a clear message to washington, you got it wrong and if you continue to do this. ashley: daniel, what struck you about today's session? >> it is all the nonsense in wa
FOX Business
Dec 29, 2012 12:00am EST
on the fiscal cliff. some of the buzz around washington has been, if you look at what could possibly pass the house and sena, you're loing at perhaps an income threshold of about four to $500,000 a year, maybe less, to prevent those taxpayers, those amounts from having to pay additional taxes or watching their taxes go up. some of the other proposals on employment insurance. the doc fix, preventing doctors from getting a massive pay cut at the end of the year. right now congressional leaders will try to cobble something tother with democratic and republican votes that can pass both the house and senate. the next 24 hours on this one, adam, very critic. adam: rich, if it is just taxes and extension of unemployment benefits where do they get money to pay for unemployment benefits? we're about to hit the debt ceiling and will have 110 billion in spending cuts come january 1? >> that is what makes this difficult. if the debt ceiling is part of this and there are no spending cuts this will not pass the house. i hear from congressional republicans that only extends current rates for $250,0
FOX Business
Dec 31, 2012 1:00pm EST
mind that the threat of tax hikes going up is only one part of this so-called fiscal cliff that everybody has been talking about. what we also have facing us starting tomorrow are automatic spending cuts that are scheduled to go into effect and keep in mind some of these spending cuts, that congress has said will automatically go into effect have an impact on our defense department but they also have an impact on things like head start. so there are programs that are scheduled to be cut that we're suing -- using an axe instead of a scalpel, may not always be the smart text cuts. so that is a piece of business that still has to be taken care of. i want to make clear that any agreement we have to deal with these automatic spending cuts being threatened for next month those also have to be balanced because my principle has always been let's do things in a balanced, responsible way. that means revenues have to be part of the equation in turning off the sequester in eliminating automatic spending cuts as well as spending cuts. the same is true for any future deficit agreement. obviously we'll have to do more to reduce our debt and deficit. i'm willing to do more but it will have to be balanced. we'll have to do it in a balanced, responsible way. for example, i'm willing to reduce our gove
FOX Business
Dec 24, 2012 3:00pm EST
think anybody in congress can agree on is to get a sound bite about the fiscal cliff. gerri: we agree to disagree, am i right? >> would definitely agree torand disagree. gerri: thank you for coming on. when we come back, the results of the study showing waste, fraud and abuse in the nation's skies. and ibm getting flack from making major changes to the retirement program that what cost to employees? could your employer play fast one on you too? i will dissect it all next. ♪ music body language-- without saying a word, it can tell you so much. like someone is having a stroke... know the sudden signs. learn f.a.s.t. f- face drooping a-arm weakness s- speech difficulty t- time, time to call 911 immediately. the sooner they get to the hospital, the sooner they'll get treatment, and that can make a remarkable difference in their recovery. learn the body language, the sudden signs, and spot a stroke f.a.s.t. ♪ gerri: there is th sto gerri: there is a story there is not getting a lot of attention today that you need to hear about, particularly if you care about your retirement. ibm
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Dec 26, 2012 11:00am EST
go over the fiscal cliff. we are talking about sequestration. burial blakely -- great to see you. >> i think the president has stated very clearly that the cuts will not happen. we have a need for the congress to join him back here and washington and get a deal done. dagen: are you worried that there is so much attention being paid to the automatic tax increases and not dealing with the sequestration that would hit your industry hard? >> you have it exactly right. the slashing cuts in federal programs will begin to affect everyone and affect us immediately. certainly, the defense industry is very worried. the readiness of our troops, the equipment they depend on, the technology that is the united states edged, that is what is really in peril here. we are all worried about that. we are worried about the layoffs that will come in the defense industry. dagen: have any of these cops already started to happen? what have you seen in the activities of these big companies? >> they have already had to start making plans. they cannot make investments. you cannot make investments if you do not know what to expect. no one knows exactly where they will fall and how. they have had to start doing layoffs at
FOX Business
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
reid says it looks like we'll head over the fiscal cliff. with just four days until the deadline can president obama and congress still pull out a deal in the nick of time? senator john hoeven of north dakota joins us to respond. >>> plus, a game-changer for the insurance industry. an auto insurer unveils new policies that charge by the mile, giving a big potential boon to drivers. can it drive the competition off the road? the ceo of metro mile is here to take the wheel. >>> and big beer companies putting beer goggles on their customers. the market for kraft beer is booming and big labels are battling to get a foothold but they may be using crafty tactics to sell you the same flat brew in different packaging. less filling tastes great. even when they say it's not it is always about money adam: before we serve you that beer let's look at the day's market headlines. stocks fell for their fourth straight session. that dour outlook on the fiscal cliff from senator harry reid sent stocks tumbling but they came off the session lows following word the house would reconvene this weekend. the dow lost 18 points. >>> jitters o
FOX Business
Dec 27, 2012 11:00am EST
fiscal cliff worries shake the commodities market. joining us now president of lipow associates. >> i think it is waiting on congress to do something. in the meantime, we have seen the dollar weakened against the euro. liz: we have gas around $3.25. what if we go over the fiscal cliff? >> if that is the case, i see us going down to about $2.10. liz: if we go to $82 a barrel, what will the forecast before june and july? in the past, the nation has gone through some kind of panic attack expecting five dollars for a gallon of gas. >> i do not see five dollars at all next year. i do not even see four dollars. i expect $3.75 to be the height of the peak. what i expect is nothing will happen until the new year when both congress and the president come back. they enact new tax cuts. neither side is interested in any sort of significant spending cuts. liz: where do you see oil and gas prices in that scenario? >> well, in that scenario, i think oil prices could rise if we just had the tax cuts because the spending will continue unabated and the dollar will get weaker and commodity prices will get higher. liz: thank you. let's s
FOX Business
Dec 28, 2012 4:00pm EST
floor say that those who think we are going to get some sort of deal or conclusion to this fiscal cliff by the end of the year think it's going to be a bad deal so while some are saying that we could get a rally if there's a deal reached by the president and congress, we could get a quick ramly, it's only temporary and we face the reality of the situation in the new year, and bottom line, david, when we looked at the oil reports today, there is a significant decline in energy consumption in the united states right now, and while that might be good to lower gas prices, it's not a great sign about the overall economy. david: it's not at all, but it makes the current rise in oil prices seem stranger than before. if the economy's slowing down, no reason for oil to be above 90 # for the long term. >> right. david: thank you very much. >> the trend with the retail consumer as a whole; right? david: market pam, john stevenson and larry, multimedia trust associate portfolio manager from west newton, massachusetts, and if you go to boston college, you see that name everywhere. spent a lot of money at that college. i hope we didn't misrepresent your position. you're really not concerned about going over the cliff? you don't think it affects the stock market spe
FOX Business
Dec 27, 2012 1:00pm EST
at a higher level for congress. lori: if you hear the cbo says if we do go over the cliff then gdp will drop half a percentage point*? could it be worse we already see the impact of fiscal cliff concerns? >> yes. i respect the cbo numbers and the director that they say this is an estimate. i don't think we go back into a recession, but when i talk about this, seven and $87 billion went into the economy to rescue it from the recession. now if we don't pullout $600 billion with the tax creases -- increases so that would have an adverse effect on wall street and main street. we live in a global economy. this sense verbal signals. tracy: what about signals to your stuuents? they are about to enter the job force nobody will hire any time soon. >> hiring is the key number but the good news with jobless claims they suggest the layoffs have begun to moderate. it is in the range of a healthy economy. but the bureau of labor statistics said the number of job openings available. look at those who are actively searching there's 12 people for every excuse me for every one job created for people
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Dec 24, 2012 6:00pm EST
can agree on is to get a sound bite about the fiscal cliff. gerri: we agree to disagree, am i right? >> would definitely agree torand disagree. gerri: thank you for coming on. when we come back, the results of the study showing waste, fraud and abuse in the nation's skies. and ibm getting flack from making major changes to the retirement program thawhat cost to employees? could your employer play fast could your employer play fast one on you too? when some people struggle with their mortgage payments, they become frozen, petrified. not knowing what to do, they do nothing, but the people who do something, the people who take action, are far more likely to get the most positive outcome. making home affordable is a free government program. call now to talk one on one with a housing expert about the options that are right for you. real help, real answers right now. announcer: it's timothy green's first day at school. what's in there? he's about to fall over. just anything he might need. there's a box of tissues on the bottom and some band-aids; there's a whole first-aid kit, actually. m
FOX Business
Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm EST
back into the dialogue of this fiscal cliff debacle? >> well, i don't think we have it to encourage fiscal responsibility so much as we have it because it's required for congress to authorize borrowing money to pay our debt and deficit obligations. it's, the way i look at it, it is a mere constitutional technicality and we should raise it. i would like to make one point about on the downgrade issue that he just talked about. if we go over the fiscal cliff, that would certainly be no reason for a downgrade because we would be cutting the deficit and the debt. lori: right. >> but if we kick the can down the road here and don't do anything with a short-term solution, then i think it would be reasonable for the debt, excuse me for --. lori: another downgrade. >> for us to be downgraded, excuse me. lori: let me send it back over to you. there is a line of thinking if we do suffer a second credit downgrade that it could actually have more of ramification than just one downgrade because you do have a handful of credit agencies, right? if you're creditor of the united states and looking at the credit rating and now you have not just one but two, so you have a majority of
FOX Business
Dec 31, 2012 9:20am EST
. congress once again failing to act, and now the clock almost up on the fiscal cliff. let's bring in republican strategist. -- let's bring in a republican strategist. welcome back. >> good to be here. stuart: it looks like the republicans will get quite a bit of the blame regardless of whether we get a deal, no deal, or whether we go over the cliff. i think you will probably agree that short-term they get the blame. how about long-term >> look, this is obama's game. his game is he needs someone to blame. he had bush in his first term. now he's got the fiscal cliff. blame the republicans. and the truth is, in the short-term, the g.o.p. gets the blame. and they deserve it a little bit. but in the long-term, things change. stuart: you are a republican strategist. why do you say that republicans deserve some of the blame short-term? >> well, they deserve it the same way everyone in washington deserves it. no one in washington is incentiveized to think about the long-term. everyone is thinking about the short-term. by the way we see this in the private sector as well where companies think
FOX Business
Dec 28, 2012 1:00pm EST
struggling and certainly they deserve congress that will avoid going over the fiscal cliff. which is why the president has been working to bring the leaders together. >> the way our system is supposed to work is the president is supposed to make a proposal and go across the country persuading the american people he is right. finos how to do that. then he sits down with us and we complain and adjust and amend it and bring it up on the floor and vote on it and pass it and get it resolved. that is what is supposed to happen and it can't start until the president make the proposal. rich: lawmakers are waiting to see how the meeting shapes up next hour and so are we. neil: john boehner can deliver his caucus without spending cuts and democrats can't come to the table must -- my hand a doing this, republicans agreed to tax increases. we are going over the cliff and that might be what both sides want. >> the possible scenario where if the market reacts negatively lawmakers would feel the rush to pass something else. it became clear after john boehner put on the table keeping tax rates and t
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